Jigsaw Grease - Router Forums
 43Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 109
 
Default Jigsaw Grease

I have a 1958 Power-Kraft (Montgomery Ward) jigsaw that I got for my 11th birthday and I am not restoring for my grand-kids to use. Unlike what folks call a jigsaw today, which I call a saber-saw, my jigsaw is a stationary tool. It is in good shape but the grease in the gear case has turned to sludge and needs to be replaced. The manual says "The entire pulley mechanism is packed with special grease and lubricated-for-life." I guess they never thought it would live to be 60 years old!
Anyway, I am trying to figure out what to put in the crankshaft housing now that I have cleaned it out. I have replaced the seal on the shaft so it would hold either grease or oil but I am torn which to use. Suggestions welcomed!
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Wards Jigsaw.pdf (1.96 MB, 184 views)
sreilly and peterbata like this.
senebraskaee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 05:44 PM
Registered User
 
mimac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Country: Canada
First Name: Brian
Posts: 428
 
Default

I think I would go with white lithium grease but I imagine wheel bearing grease would work as well.
radios likes this.
mimac is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 05:55 PM
Registered User
 
sgcz75b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Country: United States
First Name: Steve
Posts: 161
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by senebraskaee View Post
Anyway, I am trying to figure out what to put in the crankshaft housing now that I have cleaned it out. I have replaced the seal on the shaft so it would hold either grease or oil but I am torn which to use. Suggestions welcomed!
I would definitely use grease, not oil. This Lucas oil product has never let me down and is available at Home Depot and most auto stores for 5 bucks and can be used everywhere you need grease.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	61Q16G-UmTL._AC_UL640_QL65_.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	23.7 KB
ID:	365911  

MEBCWD and roxanne562001 like this.

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." Christopher Hitchens

sgcz75b is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 06:09 PM
Registered User
 
jj777746's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 3,724
 
Default

I would use the before mentioned Lucas grease. Just the shot for an old jigsaw or any old machine. James.

You can't drive a bridge spike with a tack hammer(so I'm told)
jj777746 is online now  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 06:35 PM
Registered User
 
JOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,009
 
Default

That would be what is called a scrollsaw by the kids nowadays. I would say any quality grease will likely work.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
JOAT is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 07:03 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Stick486's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Stick
Posts: 24,663
 
Default

Valvoline™ Full Synthetic Grease

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
Stick486 is online now  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 07:15 PM
Registered User
 
mimac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Country: Canada
First Name: Brian
Posts: 428
 
Default

Bear grease. Contains Whistles and pepper.
mimac is offline  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 03:08 AM
Registered User
 
sunnybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Country: Cyprus
First Name: Bob
Posts: 1,796
 
Default

like this one?
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...act=mrc&uact=8

it would be a scroll saw, or even a fret saw in some places.
jj777746 likes this.
sunnybob is online now  
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 11:51 AM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,869
 
Default

Oil is more efficient at transporting heat away from bearings but is much harder to hold in. Heavy equipment uses 10 weight oil in the diff housings for that reason. If your gear box never got hot then that isn't a concern.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 01:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Frank
Posts: 280
 
Default

This machine is an older version and you have to be as old older than I am to remember seeing these machines. I would use a grease that will lubricate and stick to the moving parts and would dissipate heat quickly. I would use a silicone, synthetic type of grease. I do not know what the wear factor is here. This is another reason to use this type of grease. You can by TriFlow Synthetic Grease with Teflon: 3oz size at Wallmart stores. It is a good quality grease for parts that are fast-moving and can create heat. The White Lithium grease may be fine, but I stick pretty much with Silicone type grease for all of my power tools. I have some old drill presses and two hammer drills that I have never used anything else on.

Just my preference.
roxanne562001 likes this.

Tagwatts1 from Utah

Remember to eat your desert first as you may die before your food arrives.
Tagwatts1 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
best jigsaw tables laurencewithau Tools and Woodworking 6 05-23-2017 07:45 AM
150 Drops of Oil ? herrwood Tools and Woodworking 33 09-02-2015 02:07 PM
Mounting Bosch Jigsaw to Router Baseplate - finished Ladd Table-mounted Routing 4 02-06-2008 05:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome